Influence of sector wide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on the performance of Justice, Law and Order in Uganda

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 16
  • Abstract:

    This article analyses the influence of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) on the Justice, Law and Order sector’s (JLOS) performance as a case study of Sector Wide Approaches (SWAPs). The research focused on sector performance indicators and their influence on the attainment of the JLOS’s goals and to examine the influence of JLOS M&E structural arrangements on sector performance. The findings revealed that recasting, planning and provision of feedback were required. However, there is increased concentration on output indicators. M&E structural arrangements were not very well developed and there was lack of an integrated M&E system and weak linkages between institutional M&E and sector schedules. The study findings further indicate that though the sector has an M&E communication framework (as stated by 60% of respondents) there is limited consideration of M&E findings as stated by 51% of respondents. 88% of the respondents said M&E funding was inadequate, raising a challenge for implementation.